How to parent a child with autism
When the parents of a child on the autism spectrum first began hearing about Nicki Minaj’s “Parent Trap” video, they were skeptical.
The video, released on August 15, 2013, was a satirical video featuring Minaj as a mom who talks about her struggles with autism.
Minaj herself has shared her story in the past.
Minaj’s parents, though, were more than willing to give her a shot.
“I’m so glad that you’re on the spectrum,” Minaj said in the video.
“The more people like you, the more you can help.”
Minaj said her video was aimed at parents who might not feel comfortable speaking to their children about their disabilities.
“I think a lot of people think that the best way to handle things is to sit down and talk about it, but it’s not that simple,” she said in a recent interview with The New York Times.
“There are a lot more ways to deal with things.”
The video has been viewed more than 3 million times, spawning dozens of memes and videos on social media, including Minajs own “Parental Advisory” hashtag, which has been adopted by celebrities like Beyonce and Selena Gomez.
In the past month, Minaj has spoken about her video in interviews with MTV and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
She also recently participated in a podcast called “The Parent Trap” with host Marc Maron.
While she said she wanted to do more than speak for herself, Minj told Maron in an interview that she wanted people to share their stories.
“We want people to say, ‘I don’t know how to deal because I don’t have that understanding,'” she said.
Minjas mother, mother-in-law, and sister have been featured in media outlets like the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, and the video has spawned a Tumblr account and a petition on Change.org, where it has garnered more than 60,000 signatures.
While the video does have some flaws, Minjon’s mother, a longtime activist, told The Times that the video is an important example of how to parent on the autistic spectrum.
“The video was meant to make people aware of their privilege,” Minjon said.
We are in a very privileged position,” Minjamas mother said. “
Minaj also has said that the autism community can take some of the pressure off by coming together and sharing experiences.”
We are in a very privileged position,” Minjamas mother said.
The family has started a GoFundMe page, where Minaj is raising money to pay for the costs of the movie.
Minjon says she’s already received $3,000 for her project, and she hopes that more people will consider donating to help her mother and sister.”
As soon as I see Nicki and her family, I will do my best to take her to her favorite movie, the ‘Parent Trap,'” Minjon told the Times.